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Pictures of New World monkeys in Belize: Yucatan Black Howler Monkey and Yucatan Spider Monkey.

Yucatan Black Howler Monkey in Belize
Yucatan Black Howler Monkey, also known as Guatemalan black howler, (Alouatta pigra) in Belize.

Howler monkeys are among the largest of the New World monkeys. They are also the loudest animal in the New World. Male howler monkeys use their big voices to defend their turf.

Howler monkeys are widely distributed through Central and South AmericaUnlike Old World monkeys, they have a prehensile tail. 

Yucatan black howler is the largest of the howler monkey species. It is found in Central America. It has been listed as an endangered species since 2003. It dwells in the trees most of its life. It lives in groups. Its diets consist of mostly leaves and fruits.  
 
Yucatan Spider Monkey in Belize
Yucatan Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis) in Belize.

Spider monkeys are New World monkeys of the family Atelines which are found in tropical forests of Central and South America.

Geoffroy's spider monkey, also known as black-handed spider monkey, is a species of spider monkey found in central America. The species is divided into several subspecies including Yucatan Spider Monkey, Nicaraguan Spider Monkey, and Mexican Spider.
Geoffroy's spider monkey eats mostly fruit and leaves.


 

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Find here more pictures of the wildlife photographer Marie-France Grenouillet, including great pictures from underwater life (South Water Caye), fauna, and other attractions in Belize and many other tourist destinations in the world.

See also

Belize > Pictures and travelogues > Mexican Red Rump Tarantula in Belize
Belize > Pictures and travelogues > Birds from Belize

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